Thursday, February 22, 2018

2018 MLR update


This blog has previously written multiple times about the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) since it was initially targeted by the ACA, and from the start pointed out that it was a poor instrument to use to achieve the desired goal of reducing healthcare costs...
 
Fast forward to 2018 and 'Insurers use 'medical loss ratios' to cheat us' looks at MLRs and discusses a NBER report that says that "... minimum MLR requirements encourage higher costs, not lower." 
 
Some previous blog entries referencing the MLR:
MLR - Year 2 - June 22, 2013
Latest MLR update Dec 4th, 2011
The MLR saga continues - May 13th, 2011
Misc update (MLR) - Mar 26th, 2011
Misc update - V - Feb 13th, 2011
Misc updates - MLR - Oct 25th, 2010
MLR Redux - Aug 24th, 2010
MLR update - Jun 27th, 2010

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